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Think about it – if you have a bridge named after you, you’ve got to be pretty important – such is the case for the late great Ray Nitschke, who died on this date in 1998.Cheap Green Bay Packers Jerseys.Nitschke is legendary in these parts. As the rock of the great Vince Lombardi/Phil Bengston-coached defenses of the 1960s, he manned the middle linebacking position from 1958 through 1972, playing in 190 regular season games. That’s more than any defensive player in team history.While out on a Sunday drive with his daughter and granddaughter, Nitschke suffered a massive heart attack while sitting in his car outside a convenience store in Venice, Fla. Nitschke had a home in Naples, Fla., and was on his way to a friend’s home with his daughter, Amy Klaas.Forest Gregg, a teammate of Nitschke’s who also coached the Packers in the 1980s, said this at the time, “Oh my God. You just thought Nitschke would be here forever. He was a great guy who epitomized what the Packers were back then. He was one of a kind.”Youth Ray Nitschke Jerseys.
After today, the Green Bay Packers will be off on their own for about six weeks until the start of training camp. Today, the team holds its third and final scheduled minicamp practice, an session that is open to the public at Ray Nitschke Field.Authentic White Ray Nitschke Jerseys.Following today’s practice, the players will go their separate ways until they report back to Lambeau Field for the start of training camp on July 27th.If you’re heading to Green Bay for practice, give us a heads-up in the comments and let us know what you’re seeing from the stands. And if you can’t make the trip up for the last summer workout, join us here in following along with the Packers’ media reporters to help us understand what’s happening on the field. To that end, here’s our list of various Packers beat writers who will be tweeting from today’s practice, or check the embedded list below.Today marks day two of the Green Bay Packers’ 2017 mandatory minicamp, as the team takes the field in front of their fans for the second straight day.Cheap NFL Jerseys China.Ray Nitschke Field is the site for today’s practice once again, as the Packers are scheduled for another outdoor session.Today we continue to follow along with practice with an open thread, as we look to see which young players stand out. Keep an eye out in particular for rookie Kevin King, now that he has rejoined the Packers after missing all of OTAs due to the University of Washington being on a quarters schedule.
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Temperatures are in the single digits in Green Bay on Thursday.Youth Football Jerseys.Sunday’s high for the wild-card game against the Giants is expected to be in the teens, but the forecast has been dropping that number during the week.“We’ll go outside. It’s a normal Thursday winter practice for us,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “We’ll do all the work indoor that we need to (first). We need the field space (in the Don Hutson Center) to do all individual drills and fundamentals and special teams work. We’ll go outside for the team, field goal, field goal block, and ball drills.”The Packers have protected the football extremely well given the winter conditions they’ve played in during most of their six-game winning streak. Their only turnover was a fumbled snap early in the Houston game on Dec. 4.WR Randall Cobb (ankle) and CB Damarious Randall (shoulder, knee) both returned to practice on Wednesday on a limited basis and are expected to practice again on Thursday. McCarthy said they both had “a good day” and their evaluations will continue.Ray Nitschke Jerseys China.